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Citroën C3

A new driving experience

With its clean, refined body lines, the Citroën C3 is one of the most compact cars in its class but its clever design gives the impression of plenty of space inside. Sweeping glazed areas enhance the feeling of space and freedom.

Key Points

  • Zenith windscreen, a bubble of light and plenty of advanced technology
  • Unique, friendly styling with an LED light signature
  • Standard-setting 300-litre boot space
  • Exceptional driveability: easy to drive, nippy manoeuvrability
  • e-HDi micro-hybrid technology, from 87g of CO₂
  • New PureTech petrol engines from 99g of CO₂
  • Reversing camera and parking sensors

Exceptional visibility

The Citroën C3 has something different with its sweeping Zenith windscreen. A feat of hi-tech design, the windscreen is exceptionally long at 1350mm, giving you incredible visibility and loads of light. It increases the forward field of vision by 80°and also improves front 3/4 visibility.

A unique panorama

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With its slim pillars, the windscreen forms a curving expanse that gives all passengers an amazing view of the scenery and makes travelling in the Citroën C3 uniquely enjoyable.

Sunlight control

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The Citroën C3 is like a glass bubble designed to welcome the incoming light and give you the ultimate in visibility. The Zenith windscreen has a dark-tinted  area with a stiff sunblind and two sun visors at the top - so the light never becomes a problem.

A bright ambience

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Enjoy travelling in a bubble of light in your Citroën C3 - day and night, with:

  • natural light from the many glazed sections
  • artificial light inside the car from the various dimmer-controlled light sources

If you choose an Exclusive model, you'll also get a row of three white LEDs to light up the central console area.

Bold exterior design

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With its clean, fluid design lines, the Citroën C3 is beautifully styled. It boasts elegant lines, a dynamic front end, an upper grille with chevrons and an original LED light signature.

Clever design

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The Citroën C3 is one of the most compact models in its class, a classic example of good things coming in small packages. At under 4m (3.94m long, 1.72m wide and 1.53m tall) and with a turning circle of 10.2m, the Citroën C3 is ideal for today's busy roads and tight parking spaces. Its neat size is complemented by generous inside space and boot capacity, ranking it among the best new cars in its class.

Outstanding quality

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The C3 car sets the standard for quality. See it in every part of the vehicle - in the surface treatment, the chrome trim on the door handles, the weatherstrips and chrome-tipped tail pipes.

Stylish interior

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Echoing the outside of the car, the inside of the Citroën C3 is elegant and dynamic. The thermo-coated dashboard is underlined by a cross strip in Tungsten or Moondust Grey. Styling notes in chrome and lacquer and attractive trim features combine for a unique and chic design.

Driving position

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The inside of the Citroën C3 is geared to a great drive, with its high-mounted hooded instrument panel, sculpted steering wheel and digital dial.
The central console is within easy reach and your driving position is exceptionally comfortable.

Cabin space

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Despite its compact exterior, the Citroën C3 is roomy enough to carry five adults in perfect comfort. This is down to exceptional design creativity:

  • a non-intrusive gearbox freeing up leg room
  • slim front seats creating more knee room in the back
  • raised seats to leave space for the feet of the back passengers

Boot and storage

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The C3 car is designed for everyday use, with an unusually spacious boot of 300 litres with 2/3-1/3 split/fold-back seats. Folding the backrests increases the load length to 1.19m.
There's plenty more storage space too (glovebox, door panels, central console, fascia etc), plus a central armrest with two cubbies, and a drawer under the driver's seat.

Smooth drive

The Citroën C3 car reflects the best of our expertise. You'll enjoy remarkable comfort and an unrivalled smooth drive from:

  • MacPherson-type front suspension
  • a flexible transverse beam
  • variable electric power steering

These are tailored for your specific car. For flawless road handling, you can also choose ESC across the range.

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A smaller eco-footprint

e-HDi technology

PureTech engines

Particulate filter

Lower weight

The Citroën C3 is fuel-efficient and eco-friendly, and comes with a choice of five diesel engines. Three use e-HDi micro-hybrid technology, the most efficient Stop & Start system around: the e-HDi 70 and e-HDi 90. With CO2 emissions as low as 87g/km, the Citroën C3 is one of the best in its class for fuel consumption and emissions.

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The BlueHDi engines use advanced technology to:

  • filter out 99.9% of diesel particulates
  • destroy 90% of nitrogen oxide particulates

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The VTi 68 and VTi 82 engines on the Citroën C3 belong to the PureTech family of petrol engines.
These engines use cutting-edge technology and are both responsive and fuel-efficient.
PureTech engines cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by around 25% compared with previous generation engines (from just 99g/km), with no trade-off in performance.

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The particulate filter on Citroën C3 diesel engines helps protect the environment as it traps and burns particles from the engine.
The quantity of pollutant particles is already extremely low with the HDi engine, and falls to almost nothing with the particulate filter.

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The Citroën C3 has increased in size - but not in weight. It benefits from advanced studies on weight, where our designers worked to find every possible way of making the vehicle lighter. Controlled weight and optimised aerodynamics help make the C3 both eco-friendly and fuel-efficient.

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Uncompromising on safety

A reinforced structure

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Those in the Citroën C3 enjoy maximum protection if there's an accident. The cabin has been made stiffer to stop objects entering it and non-occupied areas are designed to crumple - leaving the cabin intact and keeping you and your passengers safe.

Six airbags

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You can relax knowing that everyone in your Citroën C3 is well protected, with six airbags as standard from the second level of trim:

  • two front airbags
  • two side airbags at the front
  • two curtain airbags in the roof.

To keep you even safer, the steering column of the Citroën C3 retracts if there's an impact from the front.

High-performance brakes

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The Citroën C3 has a high-performance braking system for extra safety. Every C3 is fitted with:

  • ABS (Anti-Blocking System)
  • EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)
  • EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
  • automatic hazard warning lights

Child safety

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Children travel safely and securely in your Citroën C3. On all models, the two back side seats have Isofix anchorage points for child seats. You can also control the locks for the back doors and windows.

Citroën C3
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